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Published:Monday | October 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM
George Clooney waves as he cruises the Grand Canal on a boat with his wife Amal Alamuddin after leaving the Aman Luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, September 28, 2014. AP
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Clooney buys £5 million honeymoon mansion

George Clooney bought his wife the £5 million mansion where they are spending their UK honeymoon.

The Hollywood star married Amal Alamuddin on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and he treated his new bride to the home an hour away from London, which is where they are reportedly considering raising a family.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "George has all the money in the world, but wanted to give Amal something special to mark their marriage. Buying her a house must be up there with the most expensive wedding gifts in history, but the thought behind it was to give them a proper place to call home in the future. George will still travel the world for his movies, but they intend for this to be their British base. They want it to be the place where they bring up a family. They have already talked about having kids."

The home will allow human rights lawyer Amal to continue her work in London, and the newlyweds hope to spend most of their time there. Armed with a panic room, the mansion also features living quarters for The Monuments Men star's security team.


X Factor UK judge thanks family for support

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has thanked her family for helping her through a nervous breakdown.

The 'X Factor' UK judge has opened up about her battle with ill health - as well as her split from Ashley Cole and her 'X Factor' US exit - and it was those closest to her that helped her move on.

She told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "I just needed time for growth and peace and quiet.

"Being away gave me the opportunity to enjoy the simple things in life like playing with my dogs Buster and Coco.

"I've got 11 nieces and nephews and having them going crazy in my house and wiping dirty handprints off the glass was just normal stuff. It meant getting back to reality and what really matters."

Meanwhile, the former Girls Aloud singer has also spoken about Jean-Bernard - who she married in July - and insisted while he makes her "happy", she was already in a better place before they tied the knot, which allowed their relationship to work.

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's Fabulous magazine: "Yes, he makes me happy - but he's not the reason, because I was happy beforehand.

"And if I hadn't been happy, wouldn't have been open to the relationship.

"I had spent years and years working solidly, so I took time out and did lots of things I wanted to do - from seeing friends to travelling."


Adele earns £80,000 a day

Adele earns £80,000 a day despite not releasing an album in almost four years.

The Skyfall singer - whose last record, 21, came out in 2011 - has earned £54 million in the last 22 months up to December 31, 2013, through her two companies, according to accounts released over the weekend.

The Sun on Sunday newspaper reports Melted Stone made £30 million over 14 months up to April 2013, with a further £8 million coming in over the rest of the year.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old star paid herself a £5.2 million dividend in the second half of 2013, and she drew a salary of £2.86 million in the latest accounting period, as opposed to £5.6 million for the previous 14 months.

Furthermore, her other company Melted Stone Publishing had sales of £14.4 million over the 22 months, and between them, her two firms have £13.1 million profits.

The star is said to be working on her highly anticipated third studio album - set to be released in 2015 - and she has undergone "photo-healing therapy" to cure her fear of being pictured ahead of her return to the limelight.

A source previously said: "Adele has always been camera shy, but with her big comeback imminent, her fear of being thrust back into the limelight is growing."


Clarkson puts second child on hold

Kelly Clarkson has put her plans to have a second child on hold.

The Since You Been Gone hitmaker and husband Brandon Blackstock had been planning to have another baby as soon as possible but the singer - who gave birth to daughter River Rose in June - is now eager to focus on recording her next album instead.

A source told America's Star magazine: "She has been run ragged. Their daughter is a blessing, but she can't imagine getting pregnant again - especially anytime soon. Having another baby would mean delaying any plans to record an album for at least a year. She doesn't want her fans to forget about her."

The Stronger hitmaker, married Brandon, who has two children from his first marriage, Seth, seven, and Savannah, 11, in a low-key ceremony in Tennessee last October.

The 32-year-old star previously admitted she never wanted to have children until she met her husband and was now looking forward to having a huge family.

She said: "I never wanted kids before, but now I want, like, five."